New Consultation on Quinquennial Inspection system

The Church Buildings Council (CofE) has been working with dioceses and with external partners to produce new draft guidance on: The commissioning of Quinquennial Inspection reports A model scheme for dioceses A new online template to be hosted on the Church Heritage Record You can read the proposals here. Responses are welcomed from all individuals…

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Protect your charity from fraud

The Charity Commission is asking the sector to help reduce insider fraud by sharing experiences through a short survey. Estimates of the scale of charity fraud in recent years have varied between nearly £150 million and almost £2 billion per year. It is clear that the loss to fraud has a significant impact on the…

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Consultation on Banning UK sales of ivory

The Government is consulting on its proposed total ban on UK sales of ivory that could contribute either directly or indirectly to the continued poaching of elephants. The ban will be subject to some strictly defined exemptions. We want evidence about the scope of the proposed exemptions and how they could operate. We also want…

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Planning for the right homes in the right places

DCLG is consulting on a number of proposals to reform the planning system to increase the supply of new homes and increase local authority capacity to manage growth. Proposals include: a standard method for calculating local authorities’ housing need how neighbourhood planning groups can have greater certainty on the level of housing need to plan for…

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Consultation on new homes bonus

The Government is consulting on the local Government finance settlement 2018 to 2019.  This closes at 11:45pm on 26 October 2017. The consultation looks at the design of the new homes bonus for councils and considers an alternative approach. Instead of linking a reduction in the Bonus to the number of homes granted on appeal or tracking…

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Draft transport accessibility action plan

The Department for Transport is seeking feedback on a draft accessibility action plan which sets out proposals to improve the travel experience for people with disabilities, and seeks views and ideas about what additional steps could create a system which enables people with disabilities to independently use the transport network. This is especially important for the heritage…

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